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Overview (2)

Born in Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Steven Curtis Chapman was born in Paducah, Kentucky on November 21, 1962. His parents are Herb and Judy Chapman. He attended Heath High School in Paducah Kentucky and received the title "Mr. Heath" in his Senior year. He wrote and was a songwriter before he made his first CD "First Hand". Since then, he has received 43 Dove awards, 4 Grammys, and countless other honors. He is known and loved for his style of making his audience feel like they are family. All of these things come together to make him the most successful man in Christian Music. Steven has six children, three of which are adopted from China. Their names are Shaohannah, Stevey Joy and Maria.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Mary Beth Chapman (13 October 1984 - present) (6 children)

Trivia (14)

Has a record 33 # 1 songs in Christian Music
Album "Declaration" debuted # 22 on the Billboard Top 100 in 2001
Has six children, daughter Emily Elizabeth, sons Will Franklin and Caleb Stevenson, and three adopted daughters from China: Shaohannah Hope Yan, Stevey Joy Ru and Maria Sue.
Actor Robert Duvall appeared in his video "I Will Not Go Quietly" from the movie The Apostle (1997)
5 time Grammy Winner.
More Dove Awards then any other artist with 50 as of 2006.
Met his wife in college. They shared the same campus mailbox. Upon meeting he joked, "Wouldn't it be funny if we got married? You wouldn't have to change your last name."
His daughter, Maria (who was 5), was accidentally struck and killed by a SUV driven by her brother, Will Franklin, on May 21, 2008 in Franklin, Tennessee on the grounds of the Chapman home.
Wrote the song, Cinderella, which was inspired by his two adopted daughters, Maria Sue Chunxi Chapman and Stevey Joy Ru Chapman.
His eldest daughter, Emily, 22 at the time, married her longtime boyfriend, Tanner Richards, on October 4, 2008.
Steve has become a grandfather for the first time after his daughter Emily gave birth to a baby girl Eiley Eliza Richards in Belfast Northern Ireland November 10,2011.
His daughter Emily Elizabeth Chapman married Tanner Thomas Richards on October 4, 2008. They met on a blind date on May 17, 2007.
Released "Declaration" on Sept. 28, debuted # 22 on the top 100 [November 2001]
Touring with Michael W. Smith on the United tour. [February 2009]

Personal Quotes (4)

I would hate to be a new artist or writer in town today. But somehow the cream continues to rise. If there's one who's great, he just jumps out of the pack like you can't believe.
[Of the unorthodox recording method]: It just felt like that's honest. This is life going on. It's the day-to-day pain, just walking the journey.
[When he wasn't planning on doing another album, when in fact songwriting made him heal]: Songs are really cathartic for me, because they force me to put my feelings and thoughts into a capsule and say, 'There it is.'
I can't put it into words, but I've picked up a lot of little orphan boys and girls over the years, I've never had anything happen to my heart like what happened when I held this little girl in my arms for a few minutes.

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